Posts tagged “Fiber”

January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock Report: Pay TV subscribers shrink; streaming services, antenna-only households grow

You may be surprised to find out that the number of antenna-only households for TV service in the U.S. is growing. So, too, are Internet streaming subscribers. Suffering the consequences? A drop in pay TV subscriptions, says a new report.

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January 17

Premium Lock First customer signs on for fiber Internet in Holly Springs

Fiber optic network                      "Crazy fast fiber Internet" as Ting describes its service goes "live" today in Holly Springs with its first residential customer.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock Real IoT: In-home Wi-Fi demand surges as users link more devices

More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.

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January 12

Premium Lock FCC's expected chief dismisses report challenging free data plans

The Broadband Report       Ajit Pai, the FCC commissioner expected to be named the group's chairman by President-elect Donald Trump, dismisses a new FCC report that says big carrier free data plans violate "net neutrality."

January 3

Premium Lock Bandwidth.com's David Morken joins Trump FCC transition team

David Morken, a co-founder of Bandwidth.com and Republic Wireless which recently spun out from Bandwidth, is the newest member of the FCC transition team selected by the incoming Trump administration. And he steps into a hot debate: Whether to repeal "net neutrality."

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Updated December 20, 2016

Premium Lock Raleigh startup offers app to help consumers cut cable/satellite 'cords'

Raleigh startup Mohu, which is best known for selling a variety of high-definition TV antennas, is rolling out a new app to help consumers decide whether to "cut the cord" on satellite and cable TV.

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December 19, 2016

Premium Lock FCC Chair Wheeler touts achievements ahead of resignation

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who has been deeply involved in North Carolina broadband issues as well as so-called "net neutrality," says he is proud of the work the agency has done ahead of his resignation next month.

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November 28, 2016

Premium Lock Analysis: 10 regulatory challenges that impact telecom operators and regulators.

The Broadband Report       The trends of convergence have been with us for decades. While communications, content, and computing have been converging--and even the regulators of these industries--the actual regulation has not converged, and remains sector specific. Telecom regulators and competition authorities are challenged by these technological trends. Here's why in the view of U.K.-based Strand Consulting.

Updated November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Frontier Communications rolls out new TV service in Triangle

Frontier Communications, which offers telecommunications and high-speed Internet services across parts of the Triangle, is rolling out its Vantage TV, touting it as a "competitive option" to existing cable and satellite services.

November 15, 2016

Premium Lock 'One tap:' Google updates its Fiber TV App

Google Fiber is rolling out an update of its Fiber TV App, saying the change enables users to "play and record your favorite TV shows, sports, and movies with one tap."

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November 14, 2016

Premium Lock Broadband update: Is net neutrality at risk? Plus : AT&T-DirecTV data move worries FCC

The Broadband Report       Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.

Updated November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Former FCC exec: NC needs to loosen rules on local broadband

Broadband may have been the star of the WRAL Techwire Executive Exchange held Friday in Wilson, the first city in North Carolina with a city-owned broadband service, Greenlight. But with only a few days to go before the election, maybe it was inevitable that politics would make a surprise appearance.

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November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Lumos Networks acquiring Clarity Communications Group

Clarity Communications acquired by Lumos Virginia-based Lumos Network Corp., a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has agreed to acquire Clarity Communications Group, which operates a 730-mile fiber network across four states, with the majority in North Carolina. Financial details were not disclosed

Updated November 8, 2016

Premium Lock Blair Levin: 'Make America Great - with Great Broadband'

Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin delivered the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event in Wilson last week that focused on the building of a gigabit economy. Here's what he had to say.

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November 3, 2016

Premium Lock CommScope earnings top analysts' expectations

CommScope "We are pleased to deliver year-over-year revenue growth and strong bottom-line results, which exceeded our expectations," said Chief Executive Officer Eddie Edwards in a statement. "Our fiber-to-the-X and wireless technologies were catalysts for this strong performance, especially in North America."

Updated November 2, 2016

Premium Lock Park or ride, Executive Exchange is Friday

Whether you ride the free shuttle from the Triangle or drive yourself, getting to Wilson for Friday's 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' is easy.

Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Want free ride, ticket to 'Growing Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson?

Here's how to get free access, ride to WRAL TechWire 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Community Day preview: People are 'networking the network' at MCNC

The North Carolina technology nonprofit's annual NCREN Community Day celebration kicks off Thursday in Raleigh exploring the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

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Updated October 27, 2016

Premium Lock In shots at Google Fiber, AT&T touts fiber growth, says it reaches 150K Triangle locations

Shortly after Google Fiber announced a pause in its network expansion as well as layoffs and a change in CEO, AT&T responds with a blog post and information that takes thinly disguised shots at its rival. Plus, AT&T boasts how far and fast its network has grown in the Triangle and elsewhere. This is the latest in flame wars between the two companies who have feuded quite bluntly in recent months.

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